Seriously, given the spectacle surrounding the royal wedding, the only people who have not heard that there is a new princess in town must literally be living under a rock! Whether we’re discussing the details of Kate Middleton’s royal wedding, the identity of her wedding dress designer, the size of her ring, the amount of her weight she’s lost, or the frequency of her shopping trips, the public has salivated over every last detail of what has become a wedding for the ages.
The world has literally gone gaga over the royal wedding; even Lady Gaga who threw a royal themed party to celebrate the end of her concert tour. While Lady Gaga may be the reigning Queen of Pop, Princess Kate has gotten the attention of the world– and she didn’t even have to wear a meat dress!
While Kate’s fashion sense has already been both panned and praised so many times it can make your head spin, there’s no denying that she is having a major impact on the fashion world and is style icon on the rise. Kate’s aesthetic is simple, yet classic and elegant. While many have deemed her style outdated and dowdy for a 29 year old, I think it fits that of a princess to perfection.
A princess has to have that elegant and classic style in order to always look good in the history books. No one wants to have that fashion faux-pas played out for centuries to come. Kate’s structured jackets, tailored suits, funky hats, riding boots, wrap dresses and color coordinated outfits, are classic staples that meet the princess standards. She also keeps things fun and youthful by choosing bright colors and patterned outfits.
Kate’s style is the envy of women everywhere. When she wears something, it’s guaranteed to fly off the shelves. If it’s not even on the shelves, the demand will become so frenzied you can bet it will be brought right back into production. I mean, you can even buy a replica of her ring at Michael’s craft store with “No Prince Required”.
Read on for our roundup of Kate’s royal style must-haves. Who knows, there still may be some single eligible prince’s out there.
Wrap Dress: Kate loves wearing wrap dresses weather for the daytime, nighttime, or anywhere in between!
Issa Draped Silk-Jersey Strapless Dress, $575. Kate’s engagement dress was an Issa wrap dress. This Issa draped dress with a wrap effect is a gorgeous Kate inspired night look and a must have to catch you your own Prince!
People Tree School Of Fair Trade By Emma Watson Stripe Jersey Dress, $86. This super cute wrap dress is not only a great for a Kate inspired day look, but it is also an eco-friendly fashion piece. With this dress you can find your prince and be fashionable, but with a conscience.
Structured Jacket: A structured jacket is definitely one of the staples of Kate’s wardrobe. Whether long or short, or bold colored or neutral, these jackets help Kate create her polished and sophisticated look.
Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Boyfriend Blazer, $78. Pair this Urban Outfitters blazer with more bold or detailed items to achieve a look that is classic, yet still fashionable.
Distinguished Dame Trench, $99. This chic trench is a classic piece that will give any outfit instant sophistication!
Bold Colors: Although she has quite a sophisticated look, Kate brings some youth to these looks by choosing bold colored outfits or accessorizing with bold color items!
J Crew Linen Swoon Skirt, $79.50.Wear this bold colored skirt with neutral/ classic items such as a black blazer to get a classic, yet fun and youthful Kate-inspired look!
Boots: Kate is a boot fanatic and she wears them with just about anything. You can see her wearing them with dresses, skirts, pants, jeans, and shorts.
Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots, $348, These Frye riding boots are not only extremely versatile, but great for achieving a Kate-inspired look!
Hats: Kate may be a princess, but she truly is the queen of hats. Kate hardly ever leaves home without her sometimes quirky, but fun hats.
Etsy The Golden Light – Peacock feather flower fascinator, $149. This adorable fascinator from Esty is a must have for creating a Kate inspired look!
Perfect Hair: I don’t think Kate has ever had a bad hair day. Her hair is always perfect, shiny, bouncy, frizz free, and there is never one strand out of place. Kate achieves this look with these products: Richard Ward Volume Boosting Shampoo and Conditioner ($38), Richard Ward Stay Straight, Protect Double Action Spritz. The shipping and handling fees from the UK to the US are worth it if you get to have princess hair!!
– SARA STERNBERG